...Brief History


In 2003, the Migrant Resource Centre of SA assisted the Filipino community in deciding how they will manage the Filipino Settlement Program which was then managed by the MRCSA. The Filipino Advisory Committee formed a working committee who drafted the community survey. A community consultation was conducted to explain the community survey. The MRCSA engaged an independent person to tally the results of the survey where majority indicated that they would like a new coordinating council formed to manage the Filipino Settlement Program. The establishment of FSCCSA was mandated by the results of the survey.

The first Management Committee was formed and the FSCCSA was registered as an incorporated body on the same year. Aida Garcia was elected founding Chairperson and was re-elected for another term. From 2007-2009, Jose Borlagdan served as Chairperson. Vicky Davey is the current Chairperson until 2011.

FSCC is the state recognised peak body by the Filipino Communities Council of Australia representing Filipino organisations in South Australia. It has been organised primarily to assist in the settlement and welfare of Filipino individuals and families, particularly new arrivals/migrants to South Australia. It also promotes harmony, peace and co-operation among all groups and communities. FSCC's involvement in activities, both local and national, has always been successful due to the commitment and continued support of its 27 member organisations in the Metropolitan and regional areas.

These Filipino Organisations are:

Bicolano Group
Contact: Joe Borlagdan 0438878198

Club Filipino Port Lincoln Inc
Contact: Marilou Lovegrove 8682 0364

Cordillera Social Club
Contact: Vicky Davey 0416301448

El Shaddai PPF Inc
Contact: Gerry Mendoza 8277 7692

Filipina Network of SA Inc
Contact: Carmen Garcia 0411 289263

Filipino Aged Care of SA Inc
Contact: Cholly Winter 0425622218

Filipino Aged Housing Association
Contact: Joe Somozo 8351 3751

Filipino Australian Basketball Association
Contact: Jessie Bardaje

Filipino Australian Catholic Charismatic Group
Contact: Paz Sampson 8359 0602

Filipino Australian Community Services Inc
Contact: Jim Pastro 041 9867098

Filipino Catholic Community of Salisbury
Contact: Regina Betts 82809316

Filipino Cultural Association Inc
Contact: Cynthia Ofner

Fil-Oz Advent Club
Contact: Elda Arnold 0400 846556

Filipino Professionals of SA Inc
Contact: Cecilio Gaviola 82850 3858

Filipino Youth of South Australia
Contact: Maylin Superio 8351 3746

Hiyas Southern Filipino Group
Contact: Nancy Mogg 0414639071

Contact: Mizraim Haunes 8281 2297

Lansones Village Housing Cooperative Inc
Contact: Irene Johnstone 8240 0424

Mount Gambier 1 Associate
Contact: Lee Vorwerk 8725 1000

Mount Gambier 11 Associate
Contact: Ineke Serigar 8729 2395

Murraylands Filipino Association Inc
Contact: Edgar Detoya 0404044474

Ormocanos Friends
Contact: Arlene 0433329421

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Servant Community in SA
Contact: Eva Hermosisima 8266 5729

Philippine Guardian of Australia,Inc
Contact: Ramon Cruz 8263 2052

SAMAHAN Filipino-Australian SA Inc
Contact: Mark Betts 82809316

Sto Nino de Filipinas of SA Inc
Contact: Jun Cordero 8289 9737

Timpuyog Dagiti Ilocano Inc
Contact: Vicky Davey 0416301448